GraffitiSoup #35 Telecommuters will replace cubicle dwellers
Yahoo! Chief Marissa Meyer made headlines by banning the company’s popular telecommuting policy to boost worker productivity. A study found that people who work remotely are more engaged, enthusiastic and committed to their work – but only if they work outside the office 20% of the time or less.
Mayer’s February 2013 memo argued that in order to “become the absolute best place to work, communication and collaboration will be important, so we need to be working side-by-side.”
With new technology (think Skype, Slack etc) making collaborative working so much easier, telecommuting offers much needed cost savings, work/life balance and all round happier employees.
Here are a selection of articles that dig deeper into the positives around this approach.
Your coworkers will live everywhere – https://backchannel.com/in-2017-your-coworkers-will-live-everywhere-ae14979b5255#.kftqtbep3
You are no longer sneered at for not making it in to the office. Your work is measured on quality rather than hours spent hunched over your laptop. You are enjoying life. Welcome to the future.
Garden office anyone? http://officepod.co.uk/
If you are going to work from home you should have all the mod cons to allow for the best possible working environment. This is on my Christmas list, I just hope I’m a good enough boy this year.
The top 100 companies offering remote working – http://www.forbes.com/sites/laurashin/2017/01/31/work-from-home-in-2017-the-top-100-companies-offering-remote-jobs/#16b0a1824016
Who should you be working for if you want to have a flexible
10 Work from home jobs – http://www.thesimpledollar.com/10-work-from-home-jobs/
Stuck on which jobs offer that work/life balance in the telecommuting space? Fear not, here are 10 roles that offer just that.
Flexible working arrangements – http://www.payscale.com/career-news/2017/01/think-beyond-telecommuting-looking-flexible-work
2017 seems to be the year of flexible working arrangements with companies looking to put more structure around flexible work options, provide more manager training and find ways to measure flexibility’s effectiveness.
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